Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

This golden dome of the state capital building in Montpelier, VT, can be seen for miles. It is 24k gold and the sun glistening off of it can be spectacular. One of the oldest cities in the country, Montpelier was settled in the 1780's and became the state capital of Vermont in 1805.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

We sign up for the last of the half hourly tours and are able to see most of the interior. Our tour guide does a splendid job, and much to our amazement we didn't have to get x-rayed, inspected and questioned! We did sign the guest book, however.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

These stunning chandeliers are in almost every meeting room, be it the Senate or House of Representatives.

From Montpelier, Vermont

As the state buildings all close at 4:30, we have a hasty tour. Next we take a walking tour of the city.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

This building is new, but notice how well in blends with the old brick buildings.

From Montpelier, Vermont

Then there are the churches, too numerous to count, and I lost track of which sign goes with which church. So use your imagination & enjoy the steeples. As I said earlier, the Steeple State would have made a great name.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

Now almost 5:00 PM, we need to eat. Everyone recommended this restaurant sitting right on the banks of the Winooski River, and as promised, the food is excellent.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

Satisfied, it's time to walk the rest of the town and see yet more churches, clock towers, gardens, and sidewalk/yard art.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

While at dinner, we decide to skip dessert so as to spread the wealth, so it speak, around a bit. Almost back to our car, we stop at another Skinny Pancake for a dessert crepe and I snap a photo of Bob & the girl at the counter.

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

From Montpelier, Vermont

Hope you enjoy our walking tour of Montpelier. It is indeed, a very beautiful city.
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1 comment:

Eva Gallant said...

Once again great photos! We leave on our cross-country trek tomorrow.